Iowa State plays BYU Tuesday night

Iowa State hits the road for the first of two Top 25 battles this week, as the Cyclones
face No. 20 BYU Tuesday night in Provo. This will be the first meeting between the
Cyclones and Cougars with both teams being in the AP Top 25 Poll.
– The Cyclones are coming off a perfect week, beating No. 2 Houston 57-53 on Tuesday and Oklahoma State 66-42 on Saturday. It marked just the second time in Iowa State’s Big 12 history to hold back-to-back league opponents to under 100 points. It was Houston’s lowest point total since Dec. 3, 2022.
– Iowa State has won 27-straight games against non-conference opponents at Hilton Coliseum, tied for the ninth-longest streak in the nation. Prior to Big 12 play, Iowa State had scored 80-plus points in six-straight games, the most since doing so six-straight times in 2018.
– Under T.J. Otzelberger, ISU is 35-7 against nonconference opponents. The 35 wins are tied for the ninth-most in the nation and the .833 winning percentage is the seventh-best.
– Iowa State went 6-0 in the month of December, as Iowa State improved to 16-1 in the month under Otz. The 16 victories under Otz are tied for the 10th most in the nation in that span.
– Iowa State is 23-1 under Otz when four or more players score in double figures.
– The six highest scoring Cyclone outputs under Otzelberger have all come this season, including a pair of 100 point performances. Nine of the 10 highest under Otz have also come this season.
– One of the nation’s toughest venues, ISU will play 18 games in Hilton Coliseum this season. In its 53rd year, Iowa State owns a .745 winning percentage and picked up its 600th win in the venue Dec. 7 against Iowa.
– The Cyclones have scored 90 or more points six times this season. It is the most times hitting that mark in a season since the 2016-17 team did so eight times.
– Only four players in the country are averaging at least 12.9 points, 4.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game this season. Two of them reside in the Cyclone backcourt in Tamin Lipsey and Keshon Gilbert.
– Lipsey, a unanimous Big 12 All-Freshman Team selection last year, is averaging 14.8 points, 5.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.4 steals this year. He is the only player in America since 1996-97 to average those numbers in a season. Lipsey earned ESPN Events Invitational All-Tournament honors during Feast Week and turned in the seventh triple-double in school history against DePaul on Dec. 1. Against Prairie View A&M, he broke the school record for steals in a game with eight.
– Gilbert has twice been named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, recently winning it after turning in the eighth triple-double in ISU history against New Hampshire on Dec. 31.



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